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  1. #1
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    New question here. Good WHITE Crankset for 27.5'' Carrera Kraken??

    Hi folks! I have my Kraken booked in for a service at the end of the month and looking to get a new headset and a white crankset fitted when its in. I chose the white FSA ORBIT XS headset but can't seem to find a good crankset that goes with my bike that comes in white ... Long term, I plan to upgrade to a 12 speed Eagle system but will probably save my pennies for a while so I can get the gold and black edition .

    I'm pretty new to mountain biking (trails ect..) but always had a bike growing up. I was more a BMXer back in the day and always enjoyed having my bike customised (custom stem, handle bars ect..). The obsessiveness lives on.. now i'm 25 I had no option but to buy a big boys bike. Wouldn't be seen dead on a BMX anymore

    The bike I have right now is a Carrera Kraken 2015 edition (white and blue). I got it second hand for 250 to get from A to B but ended up taking it up some local trails and fell in love with it to be honest. Upon reading up the specs you get on this bike (especially the 2015 edition) I was genuinely shocked at how good they are for the price.

    So far.. no problems at all with the kraken. I love the performance of this hardtail so far. the only thing I really want to change is the boring black handlebars, boring headset cap and the boring black crank set . .. I feel these things let the bike down in terms of visual.

    Right now my bike is running a Suntour CXM - 44/32/22T - 175mm crankset and to be fair, I've not had a single chain slip when being out on this bike wither it be a coastal cycle or up the MTB trails riding it into the ground Having said that.. would anyone say its a good idea to get the same crank set but in white? Maybe that'll do until I decide to upgrade fully to a 12 speed group set next summer??? It would only cost 25 for the parts and should really transform the look of my bike.

    if anyone can suggest other cranksets that would work on my bike (2015 Carrera kraken) that come in white, please feel free to let me know...
    Last edited by SHXDOWRIDER420; 1 Week Ago at 07:57 PM.

  2. #2
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    Good WHITE Crankset for 27.5'' Carrera Kraken??

    The only cranks that I can think of with any white on them are the Cannondale proprietary cranks (Si Forged, Hollowgram Si, Hollowgram SiSL2) and RaceFace (Next SL, Next GL G4, SixC), and the white on those are just decals.

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    thanks mate, I had a little look and it looks like most places are sold out of the white versions of they model cranksets. It's looking like it's going to be the Suntour CXM's... I Just grudged paying for the same thing I already have but a different colour ahahah

    I suppose 25 quid isn't really a tough pill to swallow though and the positives are that'll preform exactly the same as what I run just now. I'm really happy with how my bike runs as is so maybe its a blessing in disguise lol.

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    Why would you replace a low end crank set.... that still works.... with another low end crank set, just to replace it again next year?

    Ride what you have until it breaks and save the money for what you want down the road.
    Eat Clean and Pedal More

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    spray paint, or take the crank off, get out some sandpaper and elbow grease and polish those turds... uh, cranks, till they glisten like a shiny pig
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    random junk/old collection of new-old-refurbished parts/bikes for sale on eBay

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